Curriculum Vitae

Eugene R. Schlesinger

Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA  95053 Phone: (408) 551-7153 eschlesinger@scu.edu

Academic Employment

Santa Clara University                                                                   Fall 2018 to Present

Lecturer (Renewable Term), Religious Studies

Trinity School for Ministry                                                            Fall 2017 to Present

Adjunct Instructor (Online)

Nashotah House Theological Seminary                                                     Spring 2018

Adjunct Instructor

Marquette University                                                                  Fall 2012 to Fall 2017

Adjunct Instructor (2016–17)

Rev. John P. Raynor, SJ Fellow (2015–16)

Teaching Assistant (2012–15)

Carroll University                                                                                            Fall 2016

Adjunct Instructor

Education

PhD     Marquette University, Religious Studies                                             May 2016

Dissertation: Ite, Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology

            Advisor: Susan K. Wood, SCL

MDiv  Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary                                        May 2007

            Summa Cum Laude

BA       University of North Carolina Greensboro, Religious Studies          August 2004

            Summa Cum Laude

            Minored in Classical Studies

Publications

Books

Sacrificing the Church: Mass, Mission, and Ecumenism. Lanham: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.

Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.

Reviewed:

  • Paul Avis, Ecclesiology 14 (2018): 221–23.
  • Dwight J. Zscheile, Anglican Theological Review 100 (2018): 446–47.
  • Daniel Martins, The Living Church (September 10, 2017): 44–45.
  • John Yocum, International Journal of Systematic Theology 21 (2019): 100–103

Peer Reviewed Articles

“Eucharistic Sacrifice as Anti-Violent Pedagogy.” Theological Studies 80, no. 3 (2019): 653–72.

“Revisiting Anglicanism’s Vocation to Disappear.” Journal of Anglican Studies 17, no. 1 (2019), 8–30.

 “The Integrative Role of Sacrifice in the Theology of Henri de Lubac.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 20, no. 3 (2018): 402–22.

“A Trinitarian Basis for a ‘Theological Ecology’ in Light of Laudato Si’.” Theological Studies 79, no. 2 (2018): 339–55.

“Sacrifice, Metaphor, and Evolution: Towards a Cognitive Linguistic Theology of Sacrifice.” Open Theology 4, no. 1 (2018): 1–14.

“The Fractured Body: The Eucharist and Anglican Division.” Anglican Theological Review 98, no. 4 (2016): 639–59.

“The Sacrificial Ecclesiology of City of God 10.” Augustinian Studies 47, no. 2 (2016): 137–55.

“The Church’s Eucharistic Poverty in the Theologies of Jon Sobrino and Hans Urs von Balthasar.” Theological Studies 77, no. 3 (2016): 1–25.

Sæcula Sæculorum: Missionary Ecclesiology and the Church-World Relationship.” Open Theology 2 (2016): 539–52.

“Trinity, Incarnation and Time: A Restatement of the Doctrine of God in Conversation with Robert Jenson,” Scottish Journal of Theology 69, no. 2 (2016): 188–202.

“Baptismal and Missional Ecclesiology in the American Book of Common Prayer,” Ecclesiology 11, no. 2 (2015): 177-98.

“Schleiermacher on the Necessity of the Church,” The Journal of Theological Studies 66, no. 1 (2015): 235–56.

“Exchanging Symbols for Symbolic Exchange: A Realistic, Ecumenical Reformed Sacramental Theology,” Journal of Reformed Theology 9, no. 2 (2015): 56–78.

“The Threefold Body in Eschatological Perspective: With and Beyond Henri de Lubac on the Church” Ecclesiology 10 no. 2 (2014): 186–204.

“Sacramental Efficacy in Karl Rahner and Cognitive Linguistics” Philosophy & Theology 25, no. 2 (2013): 337–60. 

“Fire in the Water: Baptismal Aptness and Ecology in the Petrine Epistles” Journal of Theological Interpretation 7 no. 2 (2013): 123–42.

“Use Your Allusion: How Reformed Sacramental Theology Makes Sense of Sacramental Language in John 3 and 6” Westminster Theological Journal 74, no. 2 (2012): 355–66.

“From Rights to Rites: A Eucharistic Reframing of the Abortion Debate” Anglican Theological Review 94, no. 1 (2012): 37–57.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“The Quest for Liturgical Meaning: Schmemmann, Ressourcement, and Scholasticism” in We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Honor of Alexander Schmemann, edited by Porter Case Taylor. Eugene: Wipf and Stock (2019).

“One, Holy, Catholic and Missional Church: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Church’s Identity and Mission.” In Marking the Church Essays in Ecclesiology, edited by Gregory Scott Peters and Matt Jenson, 164–83. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

In Progress

“Worship and Mission.” In Theological Tentpoles for Engaging Worship, edited by Khalia J. Williams and Mark A. Lamport. Engaging Worship Series. Forthcoming from Baker Academic.

“Ecological Conversion, the Four Point Hypothesis, and Social Grace.” In Intellect, Affect, and God: The Trinity, History, and the Life of Grace, edited by Joseph Ogbannaya. Forthcoming from Marquette University Press.

Book Reviews

“Dialogue Among Presbyterians [Review of Joseph D. Small, Flawed Church, Faithful God: A Reformed Ecclesiology for the Real World (Eerdmans); Amy Plantinga Pauw, Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology (Eerdmans); James Calvin Davis, Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church (Eerdmans)]” The Living Church (August 4, 2019): 20–22.

Peter Schmiechen, Gift and Promise: An Evangelical Theology of the Lord’s Supper (Wipf and Stock, 2017). Anglican Theological Review 100, no. 4 (2018):842–44.

“Threading the Pauline Needle [Garwood P. Anderson, Paul’s New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journey (IVP Academic, 2016)],” The Living Church (May 6, 2018): 18–19.

“Francis Calls the Church to Joy [Leonardo Boff, Francis of Rome & Francis of Assisi: A New Spring in the Church (Orbis, 2014); Gregory Heille, The Preaching of Pope Francis: Missionary Discipleship and the Ministry of the Word (Liturgical Press, 2015); Walter Kasper, Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives (Paulist Press, 2015); Pope Francis, Morning Homilies II: In the Chapel of St. Martha’s Guest House, September 2, 2013–January 31, 2014 (Orbis, 2016); Pope Francis, Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus (Herder & Herder, 2013)],” The Living Church (March, 2016): 20–21.

Thomas O’Loughlin, The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings. (London: T&T Clark, 2014). Themelios 40, no. 2 (2015): 340–41.

Other Publications

Covenant: A Weblog of the Living Church Foundation: Regular Contributor (2017–Present).

 “Dedicatory Plaques and the Communion of Saints,” The Living Church (October 21, 2018): 16–17.

 “Sacraments—Critical Issues,” article in Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry et al. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2015.

“Scholars Debate Radner’s Latest” The Living Church online December 3, 2013. http://livingchurch.org/scholars-debate-radner-latest

Conference Presentations

Laudato Si’ and the Missio Dei: Theologia, Oeconomia, Ecology” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 8–11, 2017).

“Response to Christopher Wells’s ‘Initiating Catholic Ecumenism: Conversion, Reconciliation, Martyrdom’” (Invited Response at Living Sacrifices: Repentance, Reconciliation, Renewal, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, June 6–9, 2017)

“Sacrifice as Communion in the Theology of Augustine of Hippo” (Paper Presented at The Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of The American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 1–2, 2016)

Sæcula Sæculorum: Church and World in Gaudium et Spes” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24, 2015)

“Closing the Gaps: Divine Missions And Divine Immutability” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24, 2015)

Invited Panelist: “Lonergan And the Church in Our Time” (Lonergan On The Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 11-12, 2015).

Invited Participant: The Jewish Origins of Christian Doctrines of The Holy Spirit Colloquium (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 2015).

“The Eucharist and the Church of the Poor: Sobrino and von Balthasar in Dialogue” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 17-18, 2015).

“One Holy Catholic and Missional Church: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Church’s Identity in Mission” (paper presented at National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California, November 18-20, 2014).

Panelist: “The Future of Ecclesiology” (National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California, November 18-20, 2014).

“Beyond Cognition: Psychic Conversion, James K. A. Smith, and the Law of the Cross” (paper presented at Lonergan on the Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 19-20, 2014).

“The Necessity of the Church in the Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 4-5, 2014).

“Is Christ Divided? The Eucharistic Implications of Schism” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 4-5, 2014). Co-authored with Kirsten Laurel Guidero.

“The Potential of Chauvet’s Sacramental Theology for Reformed-Catholic Ecumenism” (paper presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore Maryland, November 23-26, 2013).

“Exchanging Symbols for Symbolic Exchange: Towards a Realistic, Ecumenical Reformed Sacramental Theology” (paper presented at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore Maryland, November 19-21, 2013).

“O Brave New World! Baptismal Imagery in the Petrine Epistles as an Ecological Resource” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 5-6, 2013).

“A ‘Convenient’ Truth: Funding Ecological Commitment with Baptismal Aptness” (paper presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Lincoln, Illinois, March 8-9, 2013).

“Use Your Allusion: How Reformed Sacramental Theology Makes Sense of Sacramental Language in John 3 and 6” (paper presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Wake Forest, North Carolina, March 23-24, 2012).

Courses Taught (Primary Instructor)

Graduate Courses

PMIN 297: Sacraments and Liturgy. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California. Winter 2019

PLIT 235: The Sacraments of Healing (Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries). 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California. Fall 2018, Spring 2019.

ST740: Advanced Church, Ministry, and Sacraments. 3 credits, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Fall 2017 (Online).

Undergraduate Courses

TESP 50: Catholic Theology: Foundations. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019.

TESP 4: The Christian Tradition. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Fall 2018

THEO 2310: Exploration in Christian Theology: Good and Evil. 3 credits, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Spring 2017.

THEO 1001: Introduction to Theology. 3 credits, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2016; Fall 2017.

CCS 100: “Latin America: ‘Christianity from Below.’” 4 credits, Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Fall 2016.

Other Courses

STNC10: Introduction to Systematic Theology. Not for Credit, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania (Online). Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2019.

University Service

Lecturer Committee, Department of Religious Studies              Fall 2018 to Present

Santa Clara University

Chair, beginning Spring 2019

Association of Graduate Students in Theology                                       2013 to 2015

Marquette University

Professional Service

Covenant: A Weblog of the Living Church Foundation              June 2019 to Present

Editor

Peer-Reviewed Articles for:

  • Modern Theology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Theological Studies

Honors and Awards

Provost’s Publication Grant                                                                           Fall 2018

Santa Clara University

Graduate Scholar of the Year                                                                      2015–2016

Marquette University

Rev. John P. Raynor, SJ Fellowship                                                           2015–2016

Marquette University

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Religion

Catholic Theological Society of America

Languages

English: Native Language

French:  Reading Knowledge

German: Reading Knowledge

Latin: Reading Knowledge

Greek (Attic and Koine): Reading Knowledge

Hebrew: Working Knowledge

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